International Non-Commercial Document Supply (INCD) is a service which offers overseas educational users the ability to order articles via the not-for-profit library they are affiliated to.
Articles supplied under INCD are solely for an end-user’s own private study or non-commercial research purposes. The terms of the licence are distinct from the Library’s successful service for the supply of articles for commercial purposes, and will require end-users and not-for-profit libraries to agree to new terms and conditions.
Articles can be supplied at speed with this new service, and there is a cap on the number of deliveries to each authorised library in any calendar year. The cap is set at nine items from each volume of a journal or serial or from the same book.
From 01 January 2013, the British Library Document Supply Service is ceasing supply of INCD copies to non-educational institutions in line with the terms of our licensing agreements with publishers. You will no longer be able to order copies through your INCD account but, if appropriate, you will be able to continue access our Service and place copyright fee paid article orders through your Parent Account.
Frequently Asked Questions (last updated 07 Jan 2013)
Publisher Toolkit - provides information for publishers about the INCD Service and how to sign up to the framework agreement
Libraries Toolkit - provides information for libraries about the INCD Service and how to register for the service
INCD Licensed Content - check to see what content is available under the INCD service (last updated 01 October 2012)
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